23. Regina v. T.W. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – October, 2010]
Client was apprehended while speeding in the City of Calgary. The police immediately detected the scent of what they believed to be green or raw marijuana whereupon they arrested our client and conducted a search of the motor vehicle. As a consequence of that search the police seized over half a pound of cannabis marijuana packaged in multiple baggies. Our client was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cannabis resin and two counts of possession of a weapon. The search and seizure was assailable on constitutional grounds and through negotiation with the Federal Department of Justice this prosecution was resolved by way of a guilty plea to SIMPLE possession of marijuana and all other charges were completely withdrawn. The matter was dealt with by way of a fine.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.